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PostPosted: Fri, 4. Jan 13, 19:52    Post subject: Random News not worthy of own thread Reply with quote Print

bioshock ultimate rapture edition consoles only ?
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/04/bioshock-ultimate-rapture-edition-announced

dead space 3 demo coming in January consoles only ?
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Dead-Space-3-PC-Gaming-Demo-Horror-Sci-Fi,20036.html

Arnold schwarzeneggerr plays conan in new movie
http://ca.ign.com/videos/2012/10/26/news-arnold-schwarzenegger-will-return-as-conan

cat copter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTVOK2yvbBM

we can go below abolute zero (seems to be an opinion)
http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146

nasa considers dragging asteroid into moon orbit
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23039-nasa-mulls-plan-to-drag-asteroid-into-moons-orbit.html

lighter than air material
http://www.euronews.com/2012/11/01/lighter-than-air-material-discovered/



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What is Dead Space like anyway?

I always saw it as looking a lot like Doom3. Just curious to know if anyone has given it a go. If so, should I try #1 or #2?

I could look at the reviews of course, but this forum > reviews as I it's 50/50 as to whether I agree with them and 90/10 for the gents here Wink


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Dead space 1 isn't 100% mouse friendly for pcs. Looking around and moving can be a bit uncomfortable. Dead space 2 controls seemed good for pc users. Watch gameplay / walkthrough videos to get an idea of the game. I only played about half way through the first one and didn't find it intriguing. The usual low sale price is about 4.99 usd. The game goes on sale fairly often but you might have missed it for x-mas.

-apparently it might not have had a steam sale yet so it might still go on for 75% off but the sale is almost over with only approx 23 hours left. So there's a small chance at a 75% off sale in that period. It's currently 50% off.

- cheapest in US ( may be region restricted ) is 11.99 usd - 5% using code IAMANELDERGEEK (~11.39 usd) foer dead space 1+2 bundle at gamersgate.com
http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DSC/dead-space-complete-pack-bundle



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PostPosted: Fri, 4. Jan 13, 20:15    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Mopy wrote:
What is Dead Space like anyway?

I always saw it as looking a lot like Doom3. Just curious to know if anyone has given it a go. If so, should I try #1 or #2?

I could look at the reviews of course, but this forum > reviews as I it's 50/50 as to whether I agree with them and 90/10 for the gents here Wink


I preferred the first. It's ok.
I always found it annoying because usually the task was clear from the start but it was constant "oh no! now you gotta do this first" all the time.


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A diy space capsule kickstarter?
http://www.indiegogo.com/TychoDeepSpace2

two higgs boson particles found not just one ?
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/17/cern-higgs-boson-two-discovered-large-hadron-collider-atlas_n_2314537.html

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PostPosted: Sat, 5. Jan 13, 22:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Mopy wrote:
What is Dead Space like anyway?

I always saw it as looking a lot like Doom3. Just curious to know if anyone has given it a go. If so, should I try #1 or #2?

I could look at the reviews of course, but this forum > reviews as I it's 50/50 as to whether I agree with them and 90/10 for the gents here Wink


If you play it, turn the music off, otherwise you'll know when you're about to get attacked and it'll take any suspense out of it

I thought #1 was OK, but I when I got hit by a bug in #2 two hours into the game where a vital door (the only way out of the area) wouldn't open as it should have done. After getting to the same point and getting the same issue 3 times, I got no help from customer support other than,"Sorry, restart the game" so I uninstalled in disgust and haven't played it since.

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PostPosted: Sun, 6. Jan 13, 00:48    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Dead Space is far better than Doom 3, IMHO--while it still relies heavily on jump scares, at least the areas you're travelling through are well-lit enough that you can actually see the monster that's trying to chew your face off! (Not actually played Dead Space 2, although it's been in my Steam library since a couple of sales ago...must get round to it when I finish Far Cry 3).

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PostPosted: Sun, 6. Jan 13, 11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Interesting, think I'll pick up number one to see how it goes. Something to jump in to and have fun for a few minutes in between other things maybe. Thanks for the advice about turning off the music Wink

Side note, I went back to The Witcher 2 too if you saw my last rant thread. It does get better after chapter 2 afterall.


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This is interesting. They developed a supercapacitor that can be quickly charged (30 seconds) that can store enough energy to run phones, etc... It might be a viable choice for electric cars and can be printed on the back of solar panels to store reasonable amounts of energy. They use graphene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene which is sheets of carbon only 1 atom wide. Graphene is also being used to miniaturize electronics and seems to posses a lot of potential.

http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/news/item?item_id=2111485

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pjknibbs wrote:
Dead Space is far better than Doom 3, IMHO--while it still relies heavily on jump scares, at least the areas you're travelling through are well-lit enough that you can actually see the monster that's trying to chew your face off! (Not actually played Dead Space 2, although it's been in my Steam library since a couple of sales ago...must get round to it when I finish Far Cry 3).


Duct tape mod. :)

(I think they made it standard in the new release.)



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Graphene is the wonder material of the moment.


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InFlamesForEver wrote:
Graphene is the wonder material of the moment.


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And, it has been since its discovery. It will continue to be for quite awhile, yet. I think graphene is friggin awesome. Very Happy

(Runs off to buy some graphite and Scotch Tape.)

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Another private mars flight attempt in the making ?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/02/21/millionaire-plans-manned-mission-to-mars-in-2018/

ai being developed to continue your twitter account after death
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/21/4010016/liveson-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-tweet-for-you-after-death

laser weapons to be mounted on jet fighters by 2014
http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/u-s-fighter-jets-to-use-star-wars-style-onboard-laser-weapons-by-2014/


dues ex movie in production
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/07/10/deus-ex-human-revolution-film-in-the-works/

using 3d printing to make body parts for implants
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/scientists-create-new-ear_n_2728612.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

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PostPosted: Mon, 25. Feb 13, 22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Seems suitable to drop this in here:
a 9.5 lb smart phone satellite! Surprised

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21577780
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The mission will see the so-called "smartphone-sat" - a world first - orbit the Earth for six months.
Strand-1 being worked on by engineers The technology has been developed at the University of Surrey

Weighing 4.3 kg (9.5lbs) and measuring 10cm by 30cm (4in by 12in), the satellite has been developed by the University of Surrey's Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).

"This mission is a fantastic achievement and a great tribute to the hard work of the engineers involved," said Sir Martin Sweeting, director of SSC, and also executive chairman of SSTL.

At first, the Strand-1 satellite will be controlled by a standard onboard computer, but in phase two of the mission, a Google Nexus phone will take the reins - equipped with a number of special apps


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Terran solar power plant 15-20 billion return not guaranteed
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130226-space-based-solar-farms-power-up



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